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Emergency livelihood support to crisis-affected populations in South Sudan

Emergency livelihood support to crisis-affected populations in South Sudan

Full title of the project:

Emergency livelihood support to crisis-affected populations in South Sudan

Target areas:

Upper Nile State.

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 2 483 901
12/05/2014-31/03/2015
Project code:
OSRO/SSD/408/CAN
Objective:

To increase access to food (staple crops, vegetable, fish and livestock) for crisis-affected populations in Upper Nile State.

Key partners:

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Tourism, Animal Resources, Fisheries, Cooperatives and Rural Development, Relief International, Care South Sudan, Fangak Community Development Initiative, Food for the Hungry and Oxfam-Great Britain.

Beneficiaries reached:

20 026 direct beneficiary households (120 156 individuals) – 15 420 households from emergency livelihood kit distribution; 872 households from livestock response activities; and 3 734 households from fuel-efficient stove (FES) distribution and training.

Activities implemented:
  • Supported the implementation of FAO South Sudan’s Emergency Livelihood Response Programme (ELRP) campaigns for 2014 and 2015.
  • Distributed 16 896 kits (i.e. 2 375 crop, 8 704 vegetable and 5 817 fishing kits) to 15 420 households in six counties (33 payams) in Upper Nile State in 2014.
  • Trained 664 kit recipients on vegetable production and fish catching and preservation methods.
  • Procured one rubhall in preparation for pre-positioning inputs in Greater Upper Nile.
  • Built pipeline inputs for the 2015 kit distribution campaign, including for the assembling of 28 332 fishing kits, 6 162 crop kits and 29 373 vegetable kits.
  • Distributed 3 550 vegetable kits to nutritionally vulnerable populations in urban areas.
  • Undertook a one-week mission to assess livestock health conditions and concentration points, as well as accessibility constraints and available cold chain.
  • Equipped 20 community-based animal health workers with three treatment kits each, 88 vials of veterinary vaccines against prevalent diseases, and refresher training.
  • Reached 30 033 livestock (i.e. cattle, goats, sheep, poultry) and 57 dogs with vaccination and treatment across six payams of Panyikang County.
  • Procured 4 500 FES, of which 3 734 were distributed to displaced and host community households (the remaining were stored for distribution by other projects supporting the ELRP).
  • Trained 51 internally displaced persons as trainers on FES handling and use.
Impact:
  • Increased 20 026 households’ access to food (staple crops, vegetables, fish and milk) through kit distribution and training.
  • Enabled the average fish catch per beneficiary household of about 429 kg per month.
  • Promoted urban gardening through the provision of vegetable kits and training.
  • Enhanced storage capacity to enhance FAO South Sudan’s storage capacity at field level.
  • Reduced the risk of animal disease outbreaks and livestock mortality.
  • Decreased displaced and host community households’ dependence on firewood and charcoal through FES use.